Thursday, October 09, 2014

I GOT THE BEER GARDEN BLUES

Here’s a couple more choice sides from the terrific CD that accompanies John Tefteller’s new 2015 Classic Blues Artwork calendar. Willie Lofton took a secondary role on last week’s Kansas Joe McCoy (Bill Wilber) tune but here he leads out with a thumpin’, string-snapping take on Tommy Johnson’s “Big Road Blues,” and “Beer Garden Blues,” a lively bit of jive featuring kazoo and Black Bob’s rollicking piano.


Willie Lofton • Dark Road Blues • 1935



Willie Lofton Trio • Beer Garden Blues • 1935



Willie Lofton, vocal/guitar; on “Beer Garden Blues” add Black Bob, piano; unknown string bass, kazoo. 
Chicago, 1 November 1935.

Hurry on over to Blues Images, kids, for your own copy of the new calendar and CD!

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